Slate 2016: Your Sparknotes for the Presidential Election

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Donald Trump

States won: New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Massachusetts,

Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana

Delegates won: 384

Update: Despite a public backlash both from Democrats and other conservatives, including

2012 GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump continues to hold a very steady lead over the

entire Republican field and has gained the support and advisement from major players such as

Governor Chris Christie, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, and former New York City Mayor

Rudy Giuliani.


Senator Ted Cruz

States won: Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska, Kansas, Maine

Delegates won: 300

Update: While he has six state wins under his belt and a steady hold on the second place

position, Ted Cruz has underperformed by losing states to Donald Trump with high evangelical

populations, who were supposed to be his main supporters.


Senator Marco Rubio

States won: Minnesota, Puerto Rico (territory)

Delegates won: 151

Update: After being continuously billed as the candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign would be

most afraid to face in a general election, and receiving a large endorsements from people such

as Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Marco Rubio has only managed to win one state’s

primary so far, Minnesota on Super Tuesday.


Governor John Kasich

States won:

Delegates won: 37

Update: John Kasich is by far the most moderate candidate on either side in this race and even

referred to himself as “the only adult on the debate stage.” Although he has won the

endorsement of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Ohio Governor hasn’t managed win any primaries

and has only taken 37‐delegates. Kasich however remains optimistic for northern state



Delegates needed to win the Republican nomination: 1,237




Hillary Clinton

States won: Iowa, Nevada, Massachusetts, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee,

Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana

Delegates won: 1,129

Update: The likely Democratic nominee recently made headlines when her ex‐staffer who set

up the notorious email server agreed to speak with the Department of Justice in exchange for

their immunity. Will anything come of this for Clinton? Probably not.


Senator Bernie Sanders

States won: New Hampshire, Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maine, Kansas,


Delegates won: 498

Update: Like Donald Trump, the campaign of Bernie Sanders has gone further than anybody

would have imagined back in June. His democratic socialist message has been extremely

successful resonating amongst millennials, a demographic Hillary Clinton so hardly fought for.

Unfortunately for Sanders, most millennials do not vote.





New York primaries are April 19!

If you’re a NYIT student reading this, there’s a big chance that you’re a millennial. There is also a big chance that you share your political opinions on social media (when nobody asked) and aren’t even eligible to vote in a primary. Here’s how to no longer be that person.

1) You must be registered to vote. If you wish to vote in the New York primary and are not registered to vote at all, it’s too late. You should still register to vote so you can vote in the general election this November. You can register at your county’s board of elections or online to vote in New York here:

2) Because New York is a closed primary state, you must be a registered member of a political party to vote in that party’s primary. You would do this on the voter registration form. If you are already registered to vote and wish to change your party affiliation, you can do that be reregistering to vote. YOU MUST DO THIS BY MARCH 25. Keep in mind that what political party you are enrolled in is public record.

3) Find out where you go to vote. It should say it on your voter registration card, but who still has that? If you live in New York, you can find out your polling place through the New York State Board of Elections If not, you can visit and follow the directions there.

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Slate 2016: Your Sparknotes for the Presidential Election